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Oct. 22, 2014

2:18 p.m.

Bicyclist seriously injured in crash with car
A bicyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car this morning, Metro Police said. Police received a call about 5:45 a.m. of a collision involving ...

1:58 p.m.

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Allegiant Travel earnings down 17 percent for 3rd quarter
The parent company of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, a discount carrier that connects small cities to resort destinations, reported earnings today for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Allegiant, with small base fares and lots of add-on fees, said its average total fare ...

1:44 p.m.

School locked down while police search for robbery suspect
A lockdown at an east valley elementary school was lifted after Metro Police arrested a suspect in an armed robbery this morning. Police received reports about ...

12:34 p.m.

Renee Zellweger: ‘People don’t know me in my 40s’
Renee Zellweger: ‘People don’t know me in my 40s’
Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life." The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday after she ...

12:20 p.m.

Obama on Canada shooting: ‘We’re all shaken by it’
President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said. Obama said the motive for the shootings remained ...

12:10 p.m.

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Fire marshal: Smart meters didn’t cause fires
Nevada's fire marshal says his review of nearly a dozen fires at homes with NV Energy's smart meters found the meters themselves are not starting the fires. Fire Marshal Peter Mulvihill is recommending that local fire chiefs continue to monitor the situation, but he concluded in a report this week the smart meters pose no "statewide fire problem" at this time. Mulvihill told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he was ...

11:35 a.m.

Police: Missing Henderson man, 74, has been found
A 74-year-old man reported missing early this morning from his home in the Anthem area has been found, Henderson Police said. Police issued ...

11:10 a.m.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as ...

10:38 a.m.

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Probe: UNC academic fraud was ‘shadow curriculum’
More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina. The report released Wednesday by ...

10:20 a.m.

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Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88
Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He was 88. Hunt died Tuesday at a Dallas assisted-living center after ...

10:06 a.m.

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William Shatner, ‘Star Trek’ director to meet about role
"Star Trek" may be the next frontier for William Shatner — again. Shatner, who played the original James T. Kirk, says he's meeting soon with Roberto Orci, who's directing "Star Trek 3," to discuss reprising his Kirk in the rebooted franchise. "I had a talk with him ...

9:10 a.m.

Iraqi Kurds authorize sending fighters to Kobani
Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region voted Wednesday to authorize sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to help defend the embattled town of Kobani in Syria, where fellow Kurds are facing an onslaught by militants of the Islamic State group. Kurdish officials said an unspecified number of fighters would be ...

9:04 a.m.

U.S. to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and ...

9:01 a.m.

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North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children. A plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at ...

8:57 a.m.

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Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before ...

8:47 a.m.

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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles
The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. The government's auto safety agency is now warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in ...

8:06 a.m.

Las Vegas-based casino owner Full House Resorts looks for buyer
Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that ...

7:46 a.m.

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Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism
A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that ...


Oct. 21, 2014

11:14 p.m.

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Ebola victim’s sister says hospital denied request
The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that ...

10:47 p.m.

Woman runs red light, hits Metro patrol car, police say
Woman runs red light, hits Metro patrol car, police say
A marked Metro Police patrol car and another vehicle sustained major damage in a downtown Las Vegas crash Tuesday evening, police said. A woman ran a red light and her vehicle hit ...

9:17 p.m.

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Champ Velasquez hurts knee, out of UFC 180 defense
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has injured his right knee in training, forcing him out of his title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15. Mark Hunt will step in ...

8:45 p.m.

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Giants rout Royals 7-1 in World Series opener
Madison Bumgarner goes eight innings, and rookie Hunter Strickland closes it out in the ninth for San Francisco. The Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in the World Series opener ...

8:20 p.m.

1 critically injured when pickups collide, police say
1 critically injured when pickups collide, police say
A male driver is in critical condition after a crash between two pickup trucks at Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard ...

6:35 p.m.

Police working to ID suspect in casino cage robbery
Police working to ID suspect in casino cage robbery
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of robbing the Silver Sevens casino ...

5:20 p.m.

Photo: In this June 11, 2012, photo, Ben Bradlee, former
Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93
Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93. Bradlee died at ...

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